MyKayla Skinner Gears Up For Olympics Second Chance: 'Doing This For Us, Simone Biles'

MyKayla Skinner is getting another chance at an Olympics medal! 🏅

7/31/2021 8:09:00 PM

MyKayla Skinner is getting another chance at an Olympics medal! 🏅

MyKayla Skinner shared a statement after it was revealed she'd step in after Simone Biles withdrew from individual events at the Tokyo Olympics.

on July 30, Skinner was given a second chance. She'll step in for Biles during the vault event on Sunday."Looks like I get to put a competition Leo on just one more time," Skinner reacted to the unexpected news on Instagram."Can't wait to compete in vault finals. Doing this for us @simonebiles ❤️ It's go time baby!"

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This return to the Olympics mat is especially signficant givenSkinner's impending retirement. She planned to bookend her athletic career with the Tokyo events, before returning to the University of Utah to finish her degree. After many years of competing — including a stint as an alternate during the Rio Olympics in 16 — Skinner said her"body definitely needs a rest after this last comeback." She remains excited about the future, she explained in an Instagram post at the beginning of July."As one door closes, another opens, and I'm excited for what's ahead. For now I am going to focus on bringing home a medal or two this summer for Team USA. I have a lot of hard work ahead and want to promise that the world has yet to see my best gymnastics."

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MyKayla Skinner's Olympic Dream Not Over: Gymnast to Replace Simone Biles After She Exits More Events - E! OnlineSimone Biles has withdrawn from two more Olympic women's gymnastics finals, leaving a spot open for fellow U.S. gymnast MyKayla Skinner, who thought her career had ended. She should have thought this through before going to the competition! With all due respect, I’m pleading to you guys to help donate any amount you can to save a life! Ref : SaveWilliams Please retweet for me MattGaetzIsARapist Simone quit on her team and continues to quit on her team. The real heros are the other members of the team…not Simone. She should be sent home. Nothing but a distraction to those actually doing work…shameful. “Mental health”…yeah, ok.

Simone Biles Withdraws from Sunday Finals in Tokyo, MyKayla Skinner Will Replace HerBiles said she was putting her mental health first when she withdrew from the gymnastics team event after one rotation. I’M PAYING OFF DEBTS OF FIRST 20 PEOPLE TO HIT ME UP 🇺🇸🇨🇦 Is it true she was on medication which is banned in Japan and she stopped taking it and that's what has caused these issues? usada I for one agree and stand with her for this

Simone Biles Withdraws from 2 More Event Finals in Tokyo, MyKayla Skinner Will Replace HerSimone Biles was set to compete in the individual finals for vault and uneven bars Sunday; MyKayla Skinner will replace her

MyKayla Skinner Gets Last Olympic Chance And She Has Message For Simone BilesThe U.S. gymnast did not qualify for any apparatus event but got another shot when Biles dropped out of the vault. Why is she even still there? If she can’t compete, go home, seek the help you need.

MyKayla Skinner Gets Last Olympic Chance And She Has Message For Simone BilesThe U.S. gymnast did not qualify for any apparatus event but got another shot when Biles dropped out of the vault.

MyKayla Skinner to compete in vault finals at Olympics: 'It’s go time baby!'The Olympic gymnast had the fourth highest score in vault during qualifications. It's 11:38pm in Tokyo right now & it's dark as can be with the moon up in the sky. But here in Colorado it's 8:38am with the sun shining bright up in the sky. And this can't happen on a flat circled earth, this can only happen if a sphere shaped earth is spinning around & around! Hate and understand that Simone_Biles can’t compete but loving MyKayla is getting this chance.